Internet Casino Buys Jesus-Image Pierogi

(08-15) 20:24 PDT POINT PLACE, Ohio (AP) — An Internet casino known for its collection of oddities has paid $1,775 for a pierogi that looks like an image of Jesus. GoldenPalace.com purchased the item Monday during an auction offered by eBay.

The seller, Donna Lee, said the Jesus face appeared when she was cooking Polish dumplings for Easter dinner at her home in Point Place, a Toledo suburb on Lake Erie. She’s kept it in her freezer ever since.

“We seem to have an interest in all of these religious items,” said Drew Black, a marketing spokesman for GoldenPalace.com

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The casino has a collection of odd items, including a 10-year-old, partially eaten cheese sandwich thought to contain the image of the Virgin Mary; a pretzel shaped like the Virgin Mary holding a baby Jesus, and a pregnancy test that allegedly belonged to Britney Spears.

Black said the pierogi will join a traveling museum that the online casino is creating for its collections.

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